architrave


ar·chi·trave

noun \ˈär-kə-ˌtrāv\

Definition of ARCHITRAVE

1
:  the lowest division of an entablature resting in classical architecture immediately on the capital of the column — see column illustration
2
:  the molding around a rectangular opening (as a door)

Origin of ARCHITRAVE

Middle French, from Old Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trab-, trabs — more at thorp
First Known Use: 1563

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